Divine rights

As a panentheist (ie everything past, present and future, and without exception, is an aspect of what some anthropomorphise as “God”), I find the ongoing tennis match between “scientists” and “religionists” pointless since both are attempting to generate a distinction without a difference.

This is so because, when push comes to shove, each has to admit their standpoint is based upon a “singularity” whose own origins have never been acceptably explained. As such, their debate has what logicians call only an “existential import”. On that basis both sides should really take up golf ­instead.

Tim Flinn

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